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New York Times, Monday, March 20, 2000

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 80 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0320 ( 18,395 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Worker protection org. : OSHA
5
Nuclear weapon : ABOMB
10
Cry from a crib : MAMA
14
Smart-___ : ALEC
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Rome's river : TIBER
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Eclipse, maybe, to the ancients : OMEN
17
Shuttle launch sound : ROAR
18
Verdi work : OPERA
19
The African Queen, e.g. : BOAT
20
1967 Van Morrison hit : BROWNEYEDGIRL
23
Lose, as skin : SHED
24
"Erie Canal" mule : SAL
25
"___ la vista!" : HASTA
28
The U.S.A.'s "uncle" : SAM
31
City west of Montgomery : SELMA
35
Rooms with stairs leading to them : ATTICS
37
"Skip to My ___" : LOU
39
China's Chou En-___ : LAI
40
Flowers given to the Preakness Stakes winner : BLACKEYEDSUSANS
44
Place with microscopes : LAB
45
14, in old Rome : XIV
46
Nail polish : ENAMEL
47
Liability's opposite : ASSET
50
Unused : NEW
52
Swap : TRADE
53
Jabber : YAK
55
Reagan's first Secretary of State : HAIG
57
1970 hit by Sugarloaf : GREENEYEDLADY
63
Bring to 212 degrees : BOIL
64
Charlie Chan portrayer Warner ___ : OLAND
65
Ooze : SEEP
67
"Just this ___..." : ONCE
68
Recoil in pain : WINCE
69
Close tightly : SEAL
70
Shade of red : BEET
71
In the buff : NAKED
72
Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
Down
1
Dinghy propeller : OAR
2
One whose business isn't picking up? : SLOB
3
Listen to : HEAR
4
Word puzzle : ACROSTIC
5
United (with) : ATONE
6
Humans, e.g. : BIPEDS
7
Listen to : OBEY
8
A ___ pittance : MERE
9
Slender nails : BRADS
10
Ceiling-hung art : MOBILE
11
Love, Spanish-style : AMOR
12
Lunch or dinner : MEAL
13
Aardvark's tidbit : ANT
21
Hit with a bang : WHACK
22
Car fill-up : GAS
25
"Usted ___ español?" : HABLA
26
Map site : ATLAS
27
Knife wounds : STABS
29
Tylenol competitor : ALEVE
30
Up-to-date : MOD
32
Incan transport : LLAMA
33
Like a horse or lion : MANED
34
Bridal path : AISLE
36
Reason for an X rating : SEX
38
Put to work : USE
41
Yang's counterpart : YIN
42
Before : UNTIL
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___ Sea, in the North Atlantic : SARGASSO
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Hole for a lace : EYELET
49
Menlo Park monogram : TAE
51
From what place? : WHENCE
54
On the map : KNOWN
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Threw in : ADDED
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Auctioneer's last word : GONE
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Paddy crop : RICE
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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U.S. soldier in W.W. II : YANK
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Not shallow : DEEP
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Four seasons : YEAR
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Go up and down in the water : BOB
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Thickness : PLY

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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